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GRANDPARENTS RAISING AND NURTURING DEPENDENT CHILDREN

The Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities operates Joining Generations in recognition of the many benefits of bringing together younger and older persons. Over the years, Joining Generations has dealt with various intergenerational issues. Currently, Joining Generations is focusing its resources on providing support to grandparents and relative caregivers who are raising others’ children.

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Time to party…the kiddies are GONE!

Many parents – most often women – are downright grief-stricken when their last child moves out. When you have viewed motherhood as your role in life, you may feel that your job is done. You may wonder who you are and where you will go from here.

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Generational Connections

Saturday morning my grandma Krause called me at 8:30 a.m. (note: she is in Wisconsin so it was 7:30 a.m. there) to see if I watched the Milwaukee Brewers game last night because Randy Wolf pitched a complete-game shutout. I had to break it to her that I didn’t watch the game, but I did receive updates as it was happening.

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Coresident Grandparent and Grandchildren!

In 1997, 3.9 million children were living in homes maintained by their grandparents — 5.5 percent of all children under 18. Researchers, public policy makers, and the media first began to notice an increase in the number of grandchildren living in grandparentmaintained households in the early 1990s.

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